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Psychedelic Journey

A psychedelic journey is the altered state of consciousness experienced when one consumes a psychedelic substance such as psilocybin, ayahuasca, LSD, or DMT. Depending on the substance used, a variety of different experiences can occur, ranging from heightened senses, states of euphoria or peacefulness, vivid mental imagery, and even mystical or spiritual encounters. A person can also experience a "bad trip," which can include feelings of anxiety, paranoia, agitation, confusion, or even psychotic episodes. While some believe that difficult trips can be doorways to important growth opportunities, it is highly recommended that anyone seeking a psychedelic experience is aware of the risks and does so with a “trip sitter,” someone who can keep an eye on the person and ensure they remain safe while journeying.

Understanding the Acid Trip Experience

The technical term for getting high on acid (LSD) is LSD intoxication, but it is also known as an "acid trip" or "psychedelic experience."

Welcome to the Trip of Your Life: The Rise of Underground LSD Guides

Some Americans searching for alternative paths to healing have turned to psychedelics. But how does one forge a career as a guide when the substances are illegal?

Perception and Knowledge

As we search for ways of understanding the possibly infinite resources of human consciousness, I suggest that the potential of psychedelics as tools for learning should not be ignored.

A History of Psychedelics

Originating in the 1960s, as a thriving part of the counterculture havens of San Francisco and New York, psychedelics have long remained immersed in the recesses of the shadow economy.

The World's First-Ever Acid Trip Actually Kinda Sucked

Acid was at the start of its own long strange trip: from research chemical to psychiatric wonder drug, brainwashing tool to agent of ego-dissolution, cosmic insight and cultural revolution.

Would You Consider Trying Psychedelics to Take Your Practice to Another Level?

Here, we explore the potential role of psychedelics within a yoga practice or as therapeutic treatment.

What a Trip: Ken Kesey's Visions of a Different World Set the Sixties in Motion

Ken Kesey's visions of a different world set the Sixties in motion.

My Adventures with the Trip Doctors

My first psilocybin journey began around an altar in the middle of a second-story loft in a suburb of a small city on the Eastern Seaboard.

Psychedelics As A Tool For Self-Actualization

Currently, we are within a period of resurgent interest in psychedelics, specific to how such substances uncover mysteries about the nature of our mind.

Tripping in LSD's Birthplace: A Story for "Bicycle Day"

After consuming magic mushrooms in Basel, Switzerland, I ran into Albert Hofmann, the chemist who catalyzed the psychedelic era.

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